BOSTON – August 1, 2023 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today that it has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the 25th year Kaplan has earned the prestigious credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. ABC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Accredited Quality Contractors program in 2023, and only 547 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors most recently earned the credential.
- We are thrilled to once again be named an AQC by the Associated Builders and Contractors. The recognition reaffirms our ongoing commitment to excellence, safety, talent development, and diversity. Being part of this program motivates us to stay multifaceted beyond delivering top-tier construction services.Nathan PeckPresidentKaplan Construction
- Safety performance
- Talent management, including inclusion, diversity, and equity
- Craft and management education
- Community relations
- Accredited Quality Contractors exemplify top-performing contractors by setting the standard in the contracting community for safety, culture, workforce development, innovation, diversity and quality. Every day, the leaders and employees of Kaplan Construction commit to the highest level of corporate and community achievement, embodying the best of ABC’s membership. Congratulations to these outstanding construction companies.Michael BellamanPresident & CEOABC National
In earning the AQC credential, each member company commits to world-class safety by achieving the Gold, Platinum, or Diamond level in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants, with top performers achieving incident rates more than six times safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.
In achieving AQC status, each member company takes the following pledge:
As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.
AQC is recognized by the Construction Users Roundtable, an organization founded by leading construction project owners, and AQC members are eligible for ABC’s Top Performers lists, which rank contractors based on work hours. To learn more about AQC and see the full list of accredited quality contractors, visit abc.org/aqc or utilize the zip code finder tool.